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6th Apr '18 2:00:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'': Stirba operates like this in Transylvania. She rules over a cult of werewolves from her castle, while possessing explicit magical powers. Yes, a werewolf witch-queen.
18th Mar '18 12:28:41 AM Slaugth324
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See also TheMagocracy. If the magical overlord is also a [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]] then their realm doubles as TheNecrocracy, a domain ruled by the undead. Contrast BenevolentMageRuler where a magic-user [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rules benevolently]], and CourtMage, where a magic-user is a ruler's advisor rather than the ruler themselves. Compare EmperorScientist, who has science instead of magic. (However, Sorcerous Overlord and EmperorScientist are known to [[{{Magitek}} overlap]] quite often.)

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See also TheMagocracy. If the magical overlord is also a [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]] then their realm doubles as TheNecrocracy, a domain ruled by the undead. Contrast BenevolentMageRuler where a magic-user [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rules benevolently]], and CourtMage, where a magic-user is a ruler's advisor rather than the ruler themselves. Compare EmperorScientist, who has science instead of magic. (However, Sorcerous Overlord and EmperorScientist are known to [[{{Magitek}} [[{{SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic}} overlap]] quite often.)
11th Mar '18 6:21:11 AM Clown-Face
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* Maleficient in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', who's either an EvilSorceress or one of TheFairFolk. She seems to rule over a dark land adjacent to the human kingdoms from her ominous castle, populated only by her monstrous and incredibly dumb minions.

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* Maleficient Maleficent in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', who's either an EvilSorceress or one of TheFairFolk. She seems to rule over a dark land adjacent to the human kingdoms from her ominous castle, populated only by her monstrous and incredibly dumb minions.
7th Mar '18 8:45:13 AM nombretomado
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* Every villain in ThundarrTheBarbarian. As if a character with [[BarbarianHero that]] epithet was going to face anything else.

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* Every villain in ThundarrTheBarbarian.''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian''. As if a character with [[BarbarianHero that]] epithet was going to face anything else.
17th Jan '18 3:23:06 AM TheNerevarine
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* The Sorcerer-Kings in ''TabletopGame/DarkSun''. Its right there in the name! They are magic-wielding tyrants that long time ago used defiling magic that turned their world into a desert wasteland and used the lives of several demi-human races as fuel, with some species going completely extinct. As result, they became immortal and while they aren't truly gods themselves, they do [[AGodAmI have the attitude]] and [[PhysicalGod power to back it up]] with very few individuals in this setting being able to challenge them.
13th Jan '18 4:03:08 PM StFan
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* Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst has the malevolent and dangerous Wolfang Richler. Despite initially appearing to be a harmless, wacky trickster, it is made evident even in his introduction that this is ''not'' someone you want interested in you. He has incredibly fearsome magic that is, by all appearance, ''solely OneHitKill moves.'' Including a very literal DeathGlare. Its even mentioned that he once had a lot more power in the worlds than he currently does, and he's looking to get all that back.

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* Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst ''Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst'' has the malevolent and dangerous Wolfang Richler. Despite initially appearing to be a harmless, wacky trickster, it is made evident even in his introduction that this is ''not'' someone you want interested in you. He has incredibly fearsome magic that is, by all appearance, ''solely OneHitKill moves.'' Including a very literal DeathGlare. Its even mentioned that he once had a lot more power in the worlds than he currently does, and he's looking to get all that back.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[RealityWarper Discord]] served as this during [[TheDarkTimes Equestria's early history]] before [[BigGood Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[TheSacredDarkness Luna]] [[SealedEvilInACan defeated him]]. The Royal Sisters in question both serve as the unambiguously ''good'' version this for Equestria most of the time, using their magic to [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows raise the sun and moon]], and generally make life good for their subjects.

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[[RealityWarper Discord]] served as this during [[TheDarkTimes Equestria's early history]] before [[BigGood Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[TheSacredDarkness Luna]] [[SealedEvilInACan defeated him]]. The Royal Sisters in question both serve as the unambiguously ''good'' version this for Equestria most of the time, using their magic to [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows raise the sun and moon]], and generally make life good for their subjects.



* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Skeletor - similar set up to Thulsa Doom - big guy with loincloth and sword fights weird villain with powers that vary DependingOnTheWriter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'': Skeletor - Skeletor, similar set up setup to Thulsa Doom - Doom: big guy with loincloth and sword fights weird villain with powers that vary DependingOnTheWriter.



8th Jan '18 12:06:20 AM Fireblood
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* ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'': Vortigern becomes this after seizing power due to a pact with some eldritch creatures.
12th Oct '17 8:00:33 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.

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* In the light novel, anime and manga {{Overlord}}, ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', VillainProtagonist Ainz is a very, very rare example of a protagonist being this trope.
22nd Sep '17 10:27:13 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.

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* ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Creator/GlenCook is chock full of these guys and gals, with the most prominent being the Lady (in the present day) and the Dominator (in the backstory). There're also some former Sorcerous Overlords - specifically, Overlords--specifically, most of the Taken seem to be this - who this--who were enslaved by the more powerful ones. AlwaysABiggerFish, indeed.



* ''{{Literature/Tigana}}'': The Peninsula of the Palm is ruled by not one but '''two''' sorcerer conquerors, Alberico and Brandin.



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14th Sep '17 12:06:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''{{Film/Willow}}'': Queen Bavmorda, who's not only a conquering ruler but also a powerful sorceress.
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